February 3, 2014 In photography, weddings

Vancouver Wedding Ceremony Venues

Hi there! My name is Jamie Delaine and I’m a wedding photographer in Vancouver, BC. If you’re engaged and planning your wedding, I’d love to hear more about your day! You can get in touch with me by using my website contact form – happy wedding planning.

There are hundreds of decisions to make in the wedding planning process. One of the biggest is choosing your ceremony and reception venue. So many factors go into choosing your venue: you have to find a spot you love, it must be available on a few dates you’re considering, your favourite wedding photographer needs to have the date free, and you need to coordinate with endless schedules like: all your family and wedding party!

Not an easy task! Over the last nine years of shooting weddings, I’ve photographed 175+ gorgeous Vancouver weddings. I’m here to use my knowledge to help you with a complete list of my favourite Vancouver Wedding Ceremony Venues.

Indoor

Outdoor

Churches

All-In-One Venues (Reception at Venue Required)

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Brix Restaurant

A great option for an intimate ceremony. Located in Yaletown with a unique courtyard, Brix is a cozy venue in the winter and a beautiful setting in the summertime. There’s no worry about rainy wedding days either, the courtyard is covered! Check out the weddings of Sarah & Abdul, Chanel & Sam and Cristi & Chris for more photos.

Law Courts Inn

The Law Courts Inn is a winner venue for any couple who is passionate about fabulous architecture. The light inside is absolutely divine. Janelle & Jordan used the Great Hall for their ceremony and the restaurant for their reception – however you can use the Great Hall for both.

Museum of Vancouver

Before Jenny & Andrew’s wedding, I didn’t even know it was an option for weddings and I love how modern their ceremony space was. A beautiful view, full of natural light – it’s a win.

 

Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park 

A very popular ceremony site, and rightly so. The architecture of the building is beautiful – and the location (only 10-15 minutes from downtown) can’t be beat. Plus, there are gorgeous areas for photographs right after your ceremony! To see more, check out Ashley & Jon’s wedding or Miranda & Mike’s wedding.

Ironworks Studio in Gastown

A great venue I’ve only had the pleasure of shooting at once! Lori and Kevin’s Wedding ceremony was held at Ironworks in June 2013 and I loved how they used the space. There’s also a side room at Ironworks perfect for cocktail hour and mingling.

Outdoor

Ferguson Point at Stanley Park

If you’re looking for an outdoor venue combining incredible views of the mountains and the ocean, this is your spot. Right across from the Stanley Park Tea House, Ferguson Point is known for the best sunsets in Vancouver. To see more photos, view the weddings of Jennifer & Bruno and Katie & Chris. (P.S. To hold your ceremony at Ferguson Point, you need a permit costing around $400 – you can read more about this process here.)

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Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver

I’ve only photographed one wedding ceremony at Cleveland Dam, years ago, but the views have stayed in my heart. I would love to photograph here more often. The park permit costs $80 and you’re allowed gatherings of up to 125 people. See more details here.

Kirkland House

The amazing historic home is a great spot for getting ready photos and they have a gazebo space outside for the ceremony. To see more Kirkland House photos, view Lauren & Leon’s wedding blog post.

Ron Basford Park

Ron Basford Park, an outdoor space on Granville Island has such a neat feel for ceremonies. You’ll have to purchase a permit for $150 plus taxes and rent all your chairs and decor but if you’re hoping for an outdoor ceremony with a unique view, this may be your spot! To see more, view Laura & Darren’s wedding. (Note, if you book the reception venue nearby, Performance Works, your ceremony at Ron Basford is included.)

London Heritage Farm

The cutest little farmhouse, built in 1898. You can use the house for photos and as a space to get ready, while having your ceremony outdoors! A gorgeous property located in Richmond, BC that starts at $600 for two hours of rental. To see more photos check out Veronica & Winston’s wedding.

Cecil Green Park House at UBC

Cecil Green Park House at the University of British Columbia is gorgeous! Although usually ceremonies and receptions are booked together at the venue, you can pay the daytime rental fee for only 9:30am to 3:00pm and hold your dinner reception elsewhere if you wish. (More rental information here.) View more weddings at Cecil Green Park House: Binh & Herbert, Hayley & Vincent, Sarah & Nick.

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Hycroft Manor

Hycroft Manor, also known as the University Women’s Club of Vancouver is a very elegant venue. I love the light pouring through every window in the back rooms of the heritage house. For more photographs of Hycroft, view Sarah & Jordan‘s wedding!

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens has some beautiful lawn space for holding a ceremony. I loved how Susan & Alfred designed their wedding day! 



Churches

Highlands United Church

Located in North Vancouver (near Grouse Mountain) has an awesome, west-coast feel with the high wood ceilings. Erin and Maclean transformed the space into a “woodland” paradise. See more from their wedding here.


Holy Rosary Cathedral 

If you’re looking for a dramatic indoor ceremony, look no further than Holy Rosary Cathedral. Holy Rosary is the place for jaw-dropping photos (and long veils! and big dresses!) take a look at these photos below: Jenny & Allister’s wedding, Claire & Wes’ wedding, Magda & Austen’s wedding, Lesley & Adam’s wedding.

Canadian Memorial United Church

Located in a great neighbourhood of Vancouver, with plenty of guest parking and a beautiful interior. Definitely a church to visit if you’re interested in a traditional feel for your ceremony. To see more photos of the space, read the following blogs: Christie & TimChristine & Peter, and Jessica & Scott.

Milner Chapel in Langley

A tiny church with only a centre aisle (no side aisles) but for a quaint, historic feel, Milner is a great fit. There’s adequate parking for guests and a warm feel inside! To see more check out Amanda & James’ wedding.

Trinity Baptist Church

Trinity Church is a beautiful sanctuary – I love the high ceilings, wood beams, natural light. Check out Carly & Theo’s wedding at Trinity Baptist to get a better “feel” for the look of the place.

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church

Located in the trendy Commercial Drive neighbourhood, which makes it perfect for walking to photographs afterwards! The colour scheme inside is a bold one (Yellow! Bright!) but if it works with your theme, it’s a fun twist but still has traditional pews. To see more photos, check out Shandelle & Britton’s wedding and Sophia & Jamie’s wedding.

St. Andrews Wesley United Church

In the heart of downtown Vancouver, St. Andrews Wesley United Church is gorgeous inside. The church is quite dark which can make shooting difficult (plan for hundreds of candles!) but if you hire an experienced photographer, they can make magic! (To see more photos check out Emma & Aaron’s wedding.)

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All-In-One Venues

Swan-E-Set Golf Course

A world class golf & country club, Swan-E-Set is located in Maple Ridge and a great spot for an outdoor ceremony. To see more Swan-E-Set photos, view the weddings of Carmen and Trevor, Angela and Richard or Marisa and Anson.

 

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is one of a kind in the city! There are some fabulous spaces to hold a reception, as well, but the deck off of the Grouse Mountain lodge is perfect… even in the overcast and cold weather like Braedon and Padraig‘s wedding.

Redwoods Golf Course

A beautiful ceremony space in Langley. The set up with the tall trees beside the wood deck makes you feel like you’re lost in a forest somewhere. To see more view Jaclyn and Matt’s Wedding.


I hope this helps in your planning! If you’re still looking for a Vancouver Wedding Photographer for your wedding day, I’d love to be yours! You can visit my website portfolio here and/or get in touch by submitting this form.

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